From somebody who led efforts to get well the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses, former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio has discovered himself on the opposite aspect of the fence following his conviction by the Sandiganbayan.
Sabio was sentenced to imprisonment from 12 to 30 years after the Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday (June 22) discovered him responsible of two counts of graft over an anomalous P12.13 million vehicle lease deal.
“We are left with the incontrovertible conclusion that Sabio was motivated by a dishonest purpose or some moral obliquity and conscious doing of a wrong when he subjected the PCGG, and the government, to an expense which was essentially unnecessary,” learn the court docket’s choice.
The case stemmed from the deal with UCPB Leasing and Finance Corporations to lease automobiles for the PCGG.
Four automobiles had been leased in 2007 for P5.four million, then, later in 2009, 5 automobiles had been for P6.7 million.
Apart from already proudly owning 27 automobiles throughout these years, the court docket famous the offers skipped the required the general public bidding and that there have been no allotment for the leases below PCGG’s authorised finances.
“The fact is that not even one document exists in the instant case to show the subject lease agreements are within the legal exceptions,” the Sandiganbayan identified.
“These point to the fact that there is bad faith on the part of Sabio in authorizing these contracts as well as entering into these transactions,” it added.